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Samples Archive Mirror

February 27th, 2011 by Multimedia Mike

I’m pleased to announce the first (to my knowledge) public mirror of the world-famous MPlayerHQ multimedia samples archive, hosted right here at (can you think of a better place?):

Here’s hoping the load doesn’t crush my simple hosting plan (which actually claims quite a bit of bandwidth per month, but we’ll see).

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5 Responses

  1. compn Says:

    some of the codec dlls on the samples repo get a lot of hits. so many that mphq admins had to disable downloads for it. one of the intel jpg dlls i think. as it was reused in a bunch of other programs and none of those installed it for the users haha.

  2. compn Says:

    be nice to look around tho:

    => `index.html.2′
    Connecting to||:80… connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 403 Forbidden
    07:47:43 ERROR 403: Forbidden.

  3. Multimedia Mike Says:

    @compn: Whoa! That’s unusual. It was working when I first activated the mirror. I’ll try to figure out what went wrong. Thanks for alerting me.

  4. Multimedia Mike Says:

    Okay, I fixed the problem. It had to do with an auto-generated .htaccess file that was supposed to do fancy indexing. It worked at first and then stopped working sometime in the last few days.

  5. DonDiego Says:

    Note that VideoLAN now also has a mirror: